Stuart Hughes is a Canadian actor known for his leading roles on the stages of Shaw Festival, Stratford Festival, Soulpepper Theatre Company (of which he is a founding member), and many other Canadian theatre companies.He has received numerous award nominations for his work in film and television, and on stage. He has received three Dora Awards for the roles of Billy in The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, The Man in On the Verge (Tarragon Theatre), and Kit Carson in The Time Of Your Life (Soulpepper). He received an ACTRA Award for his lead role in the film The Drawer Boy. He played Oscar "Butch" Bowers in the 2017 film version of It. As a teenager, Hughes lived in London, Ontario where he attended Saunders Secondary School and played French horn and violin in the school orchestra and band. He performed in school drama productions and also had roles in plays at Theatre London.